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The Youngest Science: Notes of a Medicine-Watcher (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Series) Reprint Edition
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I've read The Youngest Science: Notes of a Medicine-Watcher two times since then.
The Youngest Science focuses not on specific "adventures" within medicine, microbiology, and evolution, but more on the evolution of Dr. Thomas himself, from watching his father (a physician), to going through medical school, to becoming a medical researcher, to reaching the positions of authority within various colleges of medicine.
Thomas was in the early part of his career when there came about profound changes in the understanding and treatment of disease processes. This makes his observations particularly interesting.
The book suffers from being so far behind the times in terms of modern medicine. Nevertheless, as the historical documentation of the evolution of a medical career, it remains fascinating.
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Dr L. Thomas was one of the most influential men in American medicine in the mid twentieth century, and judging by his literary output, one of its most self-effacing. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jay Monahan
I love to give any/all books of Lewis Thomas' essays as gifts to aspiring physicians (great graduation gifts). Read morePublished on January 24, 2014 by careful shopper
I struggled to get through this book and ended up putting it down for a while, maybe I'll finish it eventually. Read morePublished on January 22, 2014 by Edmund Morel